In recent months there has been lots of speculation regarding Apple bringing out their own range of TV sets. As these rumors of a connected TV grow there is reported low demand for an Apple branded and other Smart TVs from consumers.
According to a new survey only fifteen percent of the UK population is thinking of purchasing a Smart TV in the next year. Macworld are reporting that although Apple products remain popular, a TV could struggle with such low demands for the technology.
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It has been well reported that former Apple CEO Steve Jobs had said he had “finally cracked it” with regards to the TV market. But except from dedicated Apple fans many consumers will probably give the device a miss, as data from YouGov has shown that only 1 in 10 people own a Smart TV.
There have been numerous rumors that any device from Apple will feature the Siri voice control feature that debuted on the iPhone 4S. It has also been claimed that any such device from Apple will be the simplest TVs to control. One feature that many consumers may find appealing though is any social TV app.
This could allow owners to view programs simultaneously with friends, and be able to share and comment on the content via Facebook or Twitter. According to the same survey sixty percent of the UK population use Facebook every day, so this feature could prove to be appealing to many.
It has to be remembered though that many may not be planning on getting a Smart TV due to not having the money, or may have only just upgraded to a new HDTV. Do you plan to get a Smart TV in the future?